- 7 years ago
I recently wrote a thread about how I’ve had a few sour reactions to my not sending out a formal engagement announcement. I have a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, it’s not common in my family to do so. Secondly, I didn’t want to spend money on something that I don’t consider necessary. Thirdly, family and friends that bother to keep in touch with me have heard the news from me. And lastly, I’m really considering having a very, very small immediate family only wedding (between 10 and 20 people) and it seems like bad ettiquette to send out a formal announcement to people who may not be invited to my wedding.
At this point, though, I’m a bit frustrated with the “Why didn’t you tell me?’s” and feel like I should just send some out to save myself the stress. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to word a postcard announcement or any examples of announcements? What does ettiquette say about announcing an engagement when not everyone will be invited to the wedding?